Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Introducing the brand new Visiting Orphans Promo Video

Visiting Orphans is excited to share our brand new promo video! We've made a lot of changes in the past year and we wanted to clearly communicate those things. We hope that you will watch the video all the way through as there is so much new and exciting things happening at VO. We were blessed to have several team members and ministry partners speak from their perspective on this video, as well as a number of our staff members. We hope that this video will give a clear picture of the heart of Visiting Orphans.

Please check it out and help us spread the word by sharing it on facebook, twitter and blogs. Thank you!


If you would like to go on a trip with Visiting Orphans, check out all of our upcoming trips here.

If you would like to partner with Visiting Orphans financially with a one-time gift or by becoming a monthly support partner, you can do so here.

Thank you to all of these bloggers who are promoting this video on their blogs:
Kari Gibson - My Crazy Adoption
Kelly Raudenbush - My Overthinking
Lindsay Allen - James One Twenty Seven

Blake Allen - Anthem Song
Donnie Manis - Life rocks... let's talk
Valerie Post - Posts on the Path
Trish Adkins - Yoke
Wynne Elder - Gloriously Ruined
Shannon - Hope Blooms
Nicole Renee - Living Out His Love
Becky Wenrich - Wenrich Family
Sarah Carter - Beyond The Gradebook and Elementary Exploration
Angie - A Blog Full of Weldons
Allison - What Love Has Done
Deb - Sugar & Spice and a Little Rice
Kayla Rupp - Life is but a breath
Kristin Beavers - Life as I know it... Life Along His Path
Autumn Kerr - My Single Adoption and Seasons of Autumn - GO BE LOVE
and more to come  

Special thanks to our team members and ministry partners featured in the video.

VO Team Members: 
Ben & Kassie Wilson 
Bob Stout

Ministry Partners: 
Dave Beuhring - Founder and Executive Director of Lionshare Leadership Group
Christie & George Magera - Ekubo Ministries in Bombo, Uganda
Denise & Oswaldo Pineiros - Missionaries in Quito Ecuador
Kellie Hurt - Grace So Amazing Ministries in Haiti

Friday, July 19, 2013

Updates: July 19, 2013

Wow - we haven't updated in awhile on here. I'm going to try to do better about that. We keep our VO facebook pretty updated but have clearly neglected our blog. Sorry for the delay.

As many of y'all know - our Event/Marketing Coordinator Amanda Herdina left VO at the end of May to move to Rwanda to work with one of our partner ministries there for a year. We are so proud of her for stepping out in faith to do this, although we do miss her like crazy already. If you want to keep up with her journey via her blog - you can do so here:

Lots of great stuff going on at Visiting Orphans. Keep your eyes open next week - we have something very exciting to share with you! And for you bloggers out there - we're looking for help in promoting this big something next week. You can sign up to help here.

Right now, we have teams loving big in the following places: a medical team in Rwanda, 2 teams visiting different orphanages in different parts of China, a team going to Uganda & Kenya, an India team out and an Ethiopia team that leaves today. It's busy season at VO and we love how so many people are willing to go be love to children and communities around the world.

We couldn't do what we do without those who are willing to go and those who are willing to give. One way to support the ministry of Visiting Orphans is by purchasing merchandise on our online store. Right now, have a new and super cute stylish shirt available for pre-sale ($25) and we set a goal to sell 50 of them by today. We have 14 left to sell to reach that goal!!! If you aren't on facebook and haven't seen our links, you can buy one by clicking on the links below (available in two colors).

Here's a close-up view of the front artwork (the back is blank). It says Go Be Love at the top and "As I have loved you, Love one another. John 13:34" in the branches.